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The Belle Game w/ Bomba de Luz and Strange Relations
Vancouver's The Belle Game (Andrea Lo, Adam Nanji, Katrina Jones, Alex Andrew and Rob Chursinoff) is currently out on tour in support of their debut album Ritual Tradition Habit.
You can hear some tracks on their Soundcloud, including a few remixes from their Remix EP, and a track from their Ritual Tradition Habit album.
The tour kicks off in St Paul, with two local bands to open: Bomba de Luz and Strange Relations. Ski Lodge and Starlight Girls joins them on tour when they arrive in Brooklyn, New York.
02/25/14 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
02/26/14 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
02/28/14 Brooklyn, NY The Glasslands Gallery
03/01/14 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
03/03/14 Washington, DC Sixth & I Historic
03/04/14 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
03/05/14 Atlanta, GA Star Bar
03/06/14 Charlotte, NC Evening Muse
03/07/14 Savannah Stopover
03/14/14 SXSW - Maggie Mae's
03/18/14 Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room
03/19/14 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
03/20/14 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater
03/21/14 San Francisco, CA Milk
03/23/14 Seattle, WA Vera Project
03/24/14 Portland, OR Holocene
Glasvegas US Tour 2014
Glasvegas w/ The Ceremonies
Scottish indie quartet Glasvegas is saying ‘hello’ to America again with a three week coast-to-coast club tour of intimate venues that give the audience a rare chance to see the band up close and personal.
Though it marks their 8th tour of the U.S., it’s been three years since we’ve last seen them on these shores, and they come in support of their third studio album, Later...When The TV Turns To Static (BMG), which was released late last fall.
Singer-songwriter James Allan again sets lyrics of heartbreak and melancholy against an epic wall of sound, as seen in the video for “If” from the album, which features a cheeky intro from William Shatner himself.
Freed from the pressures of any band’s second album, the new third record retains the emotional core of their debut and re-affirms boldly, that they are a band still worthy of attention.
Los Angeles band The Ceremonies, which feature the three Cook brothers, open the show with their own blend of indie-rock, chiefly influenced by UK 80’s bands such as Echo and the Bunnymen and The Cure, with poets William Blake and writer Aldous Huxley cited as major inspirations by oldest Cook brother and lyricist, Matthew. The band is supporting their debut self-titled EP (Atom Factory/Capitol Records), which features a heartwarming cover photo of the three brothers together when they were toddlers.
Glasvegas Tour Dates:
February 20 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
February 22 Toronto, ON Mod Club
February 24 Chicago, IL Schubas
February 25 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
February 28 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater
March 1 Vancouver, BC The Venue
March 2 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
March 4 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
March 6 San Francisco, CA Popscene / Rickshaw Stop
Royal Teeth & CHAPPO Tour
CHAPPO/Royal Teeth/Parade of Lights
…You’ll feel like you stepped into your own surprise party.
Brooklyn based psych-rock band CHAPPO (vocalist/multi-instrumentalists Alex Chappo and Chris Olson, drummer Zac Colwell, guitarist Dave Feddock) promise to bring the party to you!
In 2012 the band released their debut album Moonwater (Majordomo Records) and found themselves with a lot of attention after single, “Come Home”, was the soundtrack for an Apple commercial.
The band returns with their follow up, Future Former Self, to be released this spring, which seems to be a concept album of sorts- “the record follows one man's journey through space to a black hole to help save mankind, while he struggles with the abstract concept of time and its fleeting nature.”
In addition to any space-borne theme, expect a full-on sensory experience featuring costumes, confetti, props (including an LED moon!) and a high-energy performance (Flaming Lips fans, take note…).
New Orleans’ own Royal Teeth returns to town with their own version of happy, jumping dance pop, as evidenced on their full-length debut, Glow (Dangerbird Records)and brings the Mardi Gras party atmosphere, to their own live performances.
Alt-electro Los Angeles band Parade of Lights rounds the bill out in Minneapolis, with Blondfire opening other dates. “Golden”, currently featured in NBC’s Sochi Olympics campaign, will be the title track off Parade of Light’s forthcoming EP, out on Astralwerks later this year.
02/20/14 Boise, ID Neurolux
02/21/14 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
02/22/14 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
02/24/14 Lincoln, NE Vega
02/25/14 Kansas City, MO Czar Bar
02/26/14 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
02/27/14 Milwaukee, WI Mad Planet
02/28/14 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
03/03/14 Pontiac, MI Pike Room
03/04/14 Columbus, OH The Basement
03/05/14 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre
03/06/14 St. Louis, MO The Demo
03/07/14 Stillwater, OK Tumbleweed Dance Hall
03/15/14 SXSW The Parish Downstairs
Russian Circles w/ KEN Mode, Inter Arma
We recently covered Russian Circles in New Orleans and writer Kyle described the stage as "minimalist light show, and an unbelievable clarity in sound which I’ve yet to find comparison, they delivered in waves..."
Russian Circles is currently touring in support of Memorial, the new album from Sargent House. Touring mates KEN Mode and Inter Arma makes up the 'triple rock' at the Triple Rock next Thursday in Minneapolis.
02/20 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
02/21 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East #
02/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus #
02/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar #
02/24 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop #
02/25 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig #
02/27 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock#
02/28 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room #
03/01 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre #
03/02 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #
03/03 Boise, ID @ Neurolux #
03/04 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s *
03/05 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
03/07 San Francisco, CA @ Great American*
03/09 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
03/10 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
03/12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
03/13 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
03/14 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory *
03/15 Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar *
03/16 Chicago, IL @ Metro *
# w/ KEN Mode, Inter Arma
* w/ Helms Alee, KEN Mode
We Were Promised Jetpacks Poster
We Were Promised Jetpacks w/ Honeyblood
Friday, we see We Were Promised Jetpacks will be playing at the Triple Rock Social Club.
Like many bands currently on tour at the moment, their goal is to end up near or around Austin, Texas, where they are scheduled to appear at some SXSW showcase. And yes, incidentally, I caught the band when they played SXSW a few years ago, at the Scottish Showcase.
Glasgow's Honeyblood (Shona McVicar on drums and Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale) will be opening.
02.22 - San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo's 365 Club
02.24 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
02.25 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
02.28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social
03.01 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
03.02 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
03.03 - Cleveland, OH @ the Grog Shop
03.05 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
03.06 - Wilmington, DE @ Arden Gild Hall
03.07 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
03.08 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
03.09 - Richmond, VA @ The Camel
03.11 - Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm And Brews
03.14 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.15 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.16 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Pasajero
Aaron & The Sea/The Kickback/The Noise FM/Fort Wilson Riot
Aaron & The Sea is listed as headliner for this March 1st show.
Also on the bill are Minneapolis' Fort Wilson Riot, Chicago's The Noise FM and The Kickback.
The Kickback is prepping for a new Summer album called Sorry All Over The Place, so I think they will be testing out the new songs on this tour (which 'kicks' off next week).
The Kickback Tour Dates
02/28 - Milwaukee, WI - Club Garibaldi
03/01 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
03/02 - Sioux Falls, SD - Bigs Sports Bar
03/03 - Sioux Falls, SD - White Wall Session
03/04 - Omaha, NE - O'Leaver's
03/05 - Lincoln, NE - Vega
03/06 - Columbia, MO - The Bridge
03/07 - Ames, IA - M Shop
03/08 - Lawrence, KS - Replay
03/09 - Topeka - Boobie Trap
03/10 - Wichita, KS - Barleycorns
03/11 - Dallas, TX - Prophet Bar
03/12 - Austin, TX - Amped
03/13 - Austin, TX - TBD
03/14 - Austin, TX - Papi Tino's
03/15 - Kansas City, MO - TBD
04/05 - Kansas City, MO - Middle of the Map Fest
Gardens & Villa w/ Waterstrider
Gardens & Villa are back with Dunes, their second LP, which came out two weeks ago on Secretly Canadian.
Gardens & Villa tour dates:
02.20.14 DC9 Washington, DC
02.21.14 Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA
02.22.14 Middle East Club Cambridge, MA
02.25.14 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
02.26.14 Il Motore Montreal, QC
02.27.14 The Drake Hotel Toronto, ON
02.28.14 Hope College: Park Theater Holland, MI
03.01.14 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL
03.02.14 7th St. Entry Minneapolis, MN
03.04.14. Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
03.05.14 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
03.07.14 The Independent San Francisco, CA
03.08.14 El Rey Theater Los Angeles, CA
03.09.14 U31Club San Diego, CA
03.11.14 03.15.14 SXSW Austin, TX
03.24.14 Shepherds Bush Empire London, UK *
03.25.14 Birthdays London, UK
03.27.14 La Cigale Paris, FR *
03.30.14 Postbahnhof Berlin, DE *
03.31.14 AB Flex Brussels *
04.01.14 Melkweg Amsterdam, NL *
04.03.14 La Fleche D'Or Paris, FR
04.04.14 Motel Mozaique Festival
04.05.14 Let's Get Lost Festival Zwolle, NL
04.07.14 Ideal Bar at VEGA Copenhagen, DK
04.08.14 Haus III & 70 Hamburg, DE
04.09.14 Kantine am Berghain Berlin, DE
04.10.14 Karstorbahnhof Heidelberg, DE
05.11.14 The Holland Project Reno, NV
05.13.14 Barboza Seattle, WA
05.14.14 Fortune Sound Club Vancouver, BC
05.15.14 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
* w/ Broken Bells